Good Samaritan spends $540 to buy a freezing Girl Scout troop's cookies


McGowan, according to a Facebook post on February 22, reportedly bought a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies from a group of girls in Greenville.

The South Carolina man who was widely praised for buying $540 worth of Girl Scout cookies was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration officials on Tuesday, according to WYFF.

Dillard said the Good Samaritan didn't provide his name or say much about himself, other than he owns several businesses and he planned to take the cookies there.

The man, identified as Detric Lee McGowan, 46, appeared in federal court; he faces drug and conspiracy charges relating to manufacturing heroin and fentanyl pills.

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Captain Eoin Morgan chimed in with 65. "We've spoken about it and don't mind the tag, we've learnt to be at ease with it", Morgan added.

Shortly after his initial purchase, he returned and told the girls to pack up everything they had. Gave the girls $40, told them to keep the change. "We actually had to cancel some of our booth sales this weekend because we didn't have cookies to sell at the booth because he purchased them all", said Dillard.

"He came back to the table and said "pack up all of your cookies. I'm taking them all so y'all can get out of this cold, '" Kayla Dillard, mother of a troop member, writes on Facebook".

She said: 'This man purchased seven packs of cookies. "What an incredible soul!"

Dillard says she has no idea who the man is, but is thankful for his kindness.